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AIM To evaluate the blood flow in arteries of the orbit in patients with psoriasis. METHODS In total, 30 patients with psoriasis and 30 healthy control subjects were recruited to the study. Standard ophthalmic evaluation, fundus examination and retrobulbar colour Doppler ultrasonography assessment were performed. The ophthalmic, posterior ciliary and(More)
AIM The present study aimed to determine the levels of total cholesterol, triglycerides (TG), low-density lipoproteins (LDL), high-density lipoproteins (HDL), and vitamins B1 and B2 in intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) patients, and to evaluate if these were involved in the pathophysiology of the disease. METHODS The prospective randomized study(More)
BACKGROUND Pruritus ani (PA) is defined as intense chronic itching affecting perianal skin. OBJECTIVE We aimed to determine the efficacy of topical tacrolimus treatment in atopic dermatitis (AD) patients who have PA. METHODS The study included 32 patients with AD who were suffering PA. Patients were randomized into two groups. In total, 16 patients used(More)
Adult onset Still's disease is a rare but potentially serious disease. We present five cases of adult-onset Still's disease seen by us over a period of one year. The patients were all females and 28-39 years of age. Symptoms had been present for 2-6 weeks in three patients. The other two had been on a few years' follow-up for rheumatoid arthritis before the(More)
We aimed to determine the frequency of positive patch test reactions in pediatric patients with plantar dermatitis. Children diagnosed as inflammatory dermatitis of the plantar foot were included. Demographic and clinical characteristics of the patients were recorded, and patch testing was done using the European standard series antigens. Seventeen patients(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to investigate and compare the serum levels of various cytokines in patients with Behçet's Disease and healthy controls. METHODS Thirty-five patients with Behçet's disease and 29 age and sex-matched healthy controls were included in the study. The patients were separated into groups with active and inactive disease.(More)
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) is a rare form of vasculitis. Multidisciplinary therapeutic approach and early diagnosis assume vital importance in management of patients with diffuse alveolar haemorrhage caused by GPA, which is a rare complication. The purpose of this study was to present the diagnostic and therapeutic challenges experienced by(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate hearing and outer cells function in patients with psoriatic arthritis. Our investigation was a prospective case control study. METHODS A total of 31 psoriatic arthritis patients (62 ears) and 31 healthy control subjects (62 ears) were enrolled in the study. We investigated hearing changes of patients and(More)
BACKGROUND Factitial dermatitis describes self-produced and consciously made skin lesions usually intended to win sympathy, avoid responsibilities and even gain disability insurance. Dermatitis artefacta belongs to an extensive spectrum of self-inflicted diseases termed factitious diseases. OBJECTIVES The study is retrospective, and the patients were seen(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to evaluate levels of interleukin (IL)-2, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, IL-17A and interferon γ (IFN-γ) in the serum of patients with erythema multiforme (EM) and to search for the presence of IL-17-expressing cells in lesional samples of EM. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 32 patients (22 females and 10 males) diagnosed with(More)